Floyd Chamber of Commerce Awards

Floyd Chamber of Commerce Awards 1
• Chamber Business of the Year – The Floyd EcoVillage: Left to right – John McEnhill, Chamber Executive Director; Kamala Bauers, co-owner, Maggie Hessinger, Manager; Jack Wall, co-owner; and Craig Chancellor, Chamber President.
The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards to the 2021 recipients at its membership dinner meeting and annual awards presentation held annually at the Floyd Event Center. The dinner was preceded by a two-hour silent auction social that was a fundraiser for the Floyd Visitor Center and the annual chamber scholarships.

Floyd Chamber of Commerce Awards 2
• Chamber Business of the Year – The Pharm House: Left to right – Craig Chancellor, Chamber President; Pam Earnest, Heather Poff – PH; Melissa Salyer – PH; Portia Thompson, The Pharm House owner; Amanda Gardner – PH; Yvette Ladd – PH; and John McEnhill, Chamber Executive Director
The Pharm House and the Floyd EcoVillage were the co-recipients of the Chamber Business of the Year Award in recognition of the COVID vaccination clinics they provided for the Floyd community that enabled many local business employees and residents to get vaccinated more quickly and efficiently. Finn Graphics and Red Rooster Coffee were finalists for the award.

Partnership For Floyd received the Chamber Nonprofit of the Year Award for their work that included working with the town on the downtown revitalization in the mid-2000s; fundraising and coordinating public input for the town’s Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park as well as community workdays; presenting the Floyd Health Fair; and local walking trail planning and development. Floyd Friends of Asylum Seekers, Habitat for Humanity of the NRV, Springhouse School, and Sustain Floyd were finalists for this award.

Floyd Chamber of Commerce Awards 3
• Chamber Executive Director Award: Left to right – John McEnhill; Alee Epperly; and Craig Chancellor
Alexandra “Alee” Epperly, a chamber board member, received the Chamber Executive Director’s Award in recognition of her chamber support which included helping with graphic design and special events, working on the Floyd Visitor Guide, and staffing the Floyd Visitor Center.

Floyd Chamber of Commerce Awards 4
• Chamber Business Leader of the Year Award: Left to right – John McEnhill; Craig Chancellor
John McEnhill, who is retiring as chamber Executive Director at the end of 2021, received the Chamber Business Leader of the Year Award. Town of Floyd Mayor, Will Griffin; Floyd Country Store co-owner, Heather Krantz; Mike Maslaney, a co-owner of Floyd Fitness and board chair of the New River Valley Regional Commission; and Pharm House owner, Portia Thompson were finalists.

In recognition of John’s almost 18 years of service to the chamber, first as a board member and then as Executive Director, the chamber board created a scholarship in John’s name with contributions from the business community. The John McEnhill Altruism Scholarship is intended for a Floyd County high school graduate with a record of leadership, community service, and altruism to honor McEnhill’s decades of leadership and service to many community organizations. Contributions to this scholarship fund are still being accepted and may be sent to the chamber at 109 East Main Street, Floyd VA 2491 or by contacting Vickie’s Tax Service for online contributions.